The event started today and lasts all weekend and has one of the largest draws of any event throughout the year in Richmond.  It is free to attend, and with the weather being so amazing, you can't lose this weekend if you take some time down in the Browns Island/American Civil War Center/Tredegar Iron Works area.

More than 175,000 people attended the National Folk Festival last year, breaking the record of the festival's 69 year history.  This year the National Folk Festival has moved on to the next city, but Venture Richmond is carrying on the tradition here in the River City.

The hours of the festival are:

Friday, October 10 6PM-10:30PM 
Saturday, October 11 Noon-10:30PM 
Sunday, October 12 Noon-7PM

For the full information, including schedule of performers, visit the festival's website here.